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I know a lot of people are completing Half-Life 2 in a single diaper-clad marathon, but I am one to savor these things, so I am playing in more moderate stretches. One of the things that helps with that is being easily distracted.... I decided to see what Half-Life: Source looks like, and quickly transitioned to being analytical about the Source translation of the game, to enjoying the nostalgia of the renewed experience, to being caught up in gameplay. I ended up playing well past the resonance cascade (I still cracked up when Barney mutterered about wanting to get his hands on the guy responsible for this), and now have a saved game to go back to. It certainly reinforces my feelings about game design... even with the Source-engine enhancements, a lot of the visuals inspire a "wow, was this really old school state-of-the-art?" kind of reaction, but as the bard said, the play's the thing, and the play is still fresh today.

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34. Half-Life - don't believe the hype! Nov 18, 2004, 12:32 tron
 
okay - i admit that Half Life (the original) was a very good, and mostly fun game - BUT it does NOT deserve the accolades some people are giving it in the HL2 reviews i have been reading.

One in particular is that many people are acting like HL was the "first FPS ever" to have a story or get gamers into the plot, not just the killin'.

well - what about Jedi Knight?!? it came out a full year before HL, feature a plot that was MUCH deeper and better developed than HL and had more secret areas, puzzles, and dialog than HLx20. so, why does it get no respect? why does HL get all the praise that JK rightfully deserves?

bah... nothing against HL (and so far HL2 is phenomenal), but JK needs to get it's due...
 
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  1. Nov 18, 08:57 Half-Life: Source Ray Marden
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  6. Nov 18, 09:20  Re: Half-Life: Source Gervaise
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  32. Nov 18, 12:15     Re: Half-Life: Source Sixis
>> 34. Nov 18, 12:32      Half-Life - don't believe the hype! tron
  36. Nov 18, 12:38       Re: Half-Life - don't believe the hype! Sixis
  33. Nov 18, 12:27     Re: Half-Life: Source Jim
  35. Nov 18, 12:35      Re: Half-Life: Source tron
  82. Nov 18, 18:19      Re: Half-Life: Source Warhawk
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  45. Nov 18, 13:23     Re: Half-Life: Source nin
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  54. Nov 18, 13:38       Re: Half-Life: Source Halsy
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  56. Nov 18, 13:45      Re: Half-Life: Source Enahs
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  48. Nov 18, 13:26   Re: Half-Life: Source Ray Marden
  52. Nov 18, 13:36    Re: Half-Life: Source OsinO
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  2. Nov 18, 08:58 Hl2 Tehol
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  8. Nov 18, 09:29  Blue Typo and OpFor Sixis
  5. Nov 18, 09:16 Dangerous toys WarPig
  7. Nov 18, 09:22  Re: Dangerous toys Big_Bear
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  12. Nov 18, 09:48    Re: Dangerous toys Ray Marden
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  15. Nov 18, 10:17       Re: ... MrGrosser
  17. Nov 18, 10:21        Re: ... indiv
  18. Nov 18, 10:26         Re: ... Gandhi
  46. Nov 18, 13:25          Games, games, games ZigZang
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  11. Nov 18, 09:43   Re: Dangerous toys Ray Marden
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  39. Nov 18, 12:53    Re: tron
  22. Nov 18, 11:01 HL2 MP is on! sauron
  24. Nov 18, 11:06  Re: HL2 MP is on! Gandhi
  28. Nov 18, 11:35 No subject kanniballl
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  73. Nov 18, 16:09          Re: Half Life Catware
  74. Nov 18, 16:56           Re: Half Life OsinO
  79. Nov 18, 17:46            Re: Half Life xXBatmanXx
  80. Nov 18, 17:53             Re: Half Life Enahs
  83. Nov 18, 18:20              Re: Half Life Ray Marden
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  85. Nov 18, 18:43                Re: Half Life Ray Marden
  88. Nov 18, 19:09                 Re: Half Life Enahs
  89. Nov 18, 19:49                  Re: Half Life Gandhi
  92. Nov 18, 19:57                  Re: Half Life Sixis
  116. Nov 19, 03:47                   Re: Half Life Tango
  81. Nov 18, 17:56             Re: Half Life OsinO
  91. Nov 18, 19:55             Re: Half Life Sixis
  95. Nov 18, 20:16              Re: Half Life c r i s p y
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  76. Nov 18, 17:01           Re: Half Life Enahs
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  77. Nov 18, 17:05           Re: Half Life Big_Bear
  119. Nov 19, 14:43       Re: Half Life Awesome Spume
  120. Nov 19, 20:02        Re: Half Life Ray Marden
  121. Nov 19, 22:05        Re: Half Life nin
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  61. Nov 18, 14:17    Re: Half Life Catware
  66. Nov 18, 15:05     Re: Half Life nin
  67. Nov 18, 15:08      Re: Half Life Catware
  62. Nov 18, 14:18    Re: Half Life Gandhi
  53. Nov 18, 13:37 Beating a dead horse here, BUT All4naught
  55. Nov 18, 13:41 Ravenholm Protoz
  75. Nov 18, 17:00 2 cents Killer Kane
  86. Nov 18, 18:45 Off Topic: Clinton Library Warhawk
  87. Nov 18, 18:52  Re: Off Topic: Clinton Library Ray Marden
  90. Nov 18, 19:54 SST Bunko
  93. Nov 18, 20:06  Re: SST Bronco
  94. Nov 18, 20:13   HL2 Help(stuck) Big_Bear
  96. Nov 18, 20:20    Re: HL2 Help(stuck) Enahs
  97. Nov 18, 20:21    Re: HL2 Help(stuck) Krovven
  98. Nov 18, 21:17     Re: HL2 Help Sugarman
  112. Nov 19, 00:04      Re: HL2 Help Krovven
  114. Nov 19, 00:56       Re: HL2 Help indiv
  99. Nov 18, 21:18 Replayability WarPig
  100. Nov 18, 21:23  century! Tehol
  101. Nov 18, 21:30   Dalmations! Sixis
  103. Nov 18, 21:41    PR0N STARS! nin
  104. Nov 18, 21:51     WASTE OF BANDWIDTH! Enahs
  102. Nov 18, 21:39 Posts! WarPig
  105. Nov 18, 22:38 Sorry guys. Bunko
  106. Nov 18, 22:44  =2*53 ! AirWreck
  107. Nov 18, 22:54   107 post Warhawk
  108. Nov 18, 22:57    =(2*53)+2 ! banddirector
  109. Nov 18, 23:04    Re: =(2*53)+2 ! Enahs
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  115. Nov 19, 01:46     Re: =(2*53)+2 ! Ray Marden
  111. Nov 18, 23:46 SST Ray Marden
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  118. Nov 19, 13:15   Re: SST Ray Marden
  122. Nov 20, 02:05 No subject space captain


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